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. rick with more. >> reporter: this is big, arthel, because the obama administration has used the concerns of lawmakers in nebraska to put the brakes on the keystone xl oil pipeline, and now the governor says he's okay with the project moving forward after the pipeline's operator came up with a new route that bypasses a sensitive area in his state. president obama has defended his controversial decision to stop the pipeline project by saying that even nebraska's republican governor was opposed to it. now that's no longer the case. supporters of the pipeline have pointed out the number of jobs that it could potentially create. critics have said that it will pose many environmental problems, and now the president has to decide whether to give the project his okay at a time when he used part of his inaugural address yesterday to reach out to environmentalists. and we've just heard from our crack white house team, arthel, sarah courtney, one of our producers there saying that the white house spokesman was asked about this at the briefing today, jay carney referred reporters to the
biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. issueer there's a major that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to help move our nation in the right direction. and that is why i was certainly heartened when president obama asked vice president biden to lead a special task force to develop responses to the tragedy not only at sandy hook elementary school, but the daily tragedies we see all across america. the nation's mayors and vice president biden have stood together for many, many years in support of public safety. after all, it was then-senator joe biden who championed the crime bill, which established the cops program and included the ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, which congress unfortunately, all
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